Community & Support News

Update from DIO

Please see below, the latest update from the Defence Infrastructure Organisation to the Service community:

DIO Accommodation – a year of achievements.

DIO Head of Accommodation, Air Cdre Savage has written a blog in which he reflects on DIO’s achievements over the past year despite the pandemic and outlines his priorities for the year ahead. The blog can be viewed here.

Applying for Substitute Accommodation on MODNET

The Substitute Accommodation Team (SAT) is now able to process applications for Service Family Accommodation or Single Living Accommodation on the private rental market as the MODNET issue is now resolved. The SAT aim to clear the backlog of applications by the end of this week.

We apologise for any inconvenience or stress caused by this delay to applications being processed.

If there are any queries on this matter then please email [email protected].

Installation of Electric Vehicle Charge Points (EVCPs) in SFA

DIO remains committed to installing EVCPs in individual SFA. We are also installing a number of EVCPs as part of the Project Speed programme throughout the UK.

The number of EVCPs being installed under Project Speed means that DIO has had to run a full tender exercise in accordance with Government procurement rules. In addition, EVCP installers are required to hold a specific qualification and training for staff is underway. We now expect the EVCP programme in summer 2021.

In the meantime, Amey has kept a record of all requests for installation and will start to contact occupants who expressed an interest from the of end of May 2021 to arrange installation surveys. Any SFA residents who have firm plans to purchase an electric vehicle should register their interest through the NHP Helpdesk.

Please note, if you install an EVCP without requesting approval, you may incur charges when moving out.